Academy of Handmade: Video Content for Makers

Last week I was honored to be a guest blogger for the Academy of Handmade! I was interviewed about my perspective on creating video content as an artists, and how other creatives can apply it to their own business. 

Photo by  Minkmade

Photo by Minkmade

To read the post + learn more about how I use YouTube for business, click here to head over to the Academy of Handmade's blog post

And a big thanks to AHAS for having me, and especially to Sharon for considering me! 

OOTD_80: "Breaking & Entering"

DSC_0586 i recently put my christmas money to use, and decided to style all 3 of my purchases into one outfit! i was in a black and white mood and picked up this colorblocked moto jacket (for 25 bucks!) from the Nasty Gal sale, and paired it with my new Vans Sk8 Hi's. i'd been eyeing these shoes for a few months and knew they'd be a great addition to my Vans collection. i almost opted for the platform version, but decided to get a pair that i could also skate in. i love how they add a classic skate style to my looks and are a little more dramatic than ones i've purchased in the past

with an all black and white look, i love the pop of color that my new ear cuff adds to my look. i am crushing hard on everything that is sold on By Samii Ryan and love the element of interest mine adds to my look!

the styling for this outfit kinda reminds me of Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive. therefore, the track for today's outfit is "Breaking & Entering" by the band. if you don't know about them, listen below!

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speaking of Vans i like, how amazing are these as well? and these?!

skull blouse_Gypsy Warrior, available here colorblocked moto jacket_Nasty Gal, sale, similar available here corduroy skinnies_Forever 21, sale high tops_Vans Sk8 Hi, available here spiked howlite ear cuff_By Samii Ryan, available here

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OOTD_28

hi everyone! so for today's outfit post i decided to make a little video since it was too dark to photograph by the time i got home tonight. let me know how you like this format of an outfit post, and also thanks to my friend Jake for letting me use his music track! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-L8-5YNI2k&w=560&h=315]

studded leather collar denim shirt_Forever 21

black skinnies_Target

cheetah knit_Forever 21

Creepers_spylovebuy.com via Amazon.com

black watch_marc by marc jacobs for Nordstrom

silver cross earrings_Urban Outfitters sale

SHOE UNBOXING_Creepers

so i legitimately screamed today when these came in the mail and then skipped to my room with them i was so excited. i've been seeing these alot in youtube videos from London fashion bloggers and fell in love <3 i have been wanting Creepers since before the beginning of summer and finally bought them with a gift card, which is great because i think they are really suited for the colder seasons anyway. i can't wait to style these--preferrably with black skinnies and a camo jacket!

black velvet creepers_lovespybuy.com (UK) via amazon.com